Internet Reference Library

Conflict Resolution, Peace & Justice

Center of Concern
"Since 1971, the Center of Concern has offered moral vision and provided effective leadership in the struggle to end hunger, poverty, environmental decline, and injustice in the United States and around the world. We provide reliable information and analysis on development issues, practical alternatives to current development policies and practical suggestions for personal action, and faith reflections on this work for justice. "

Education for Justice
A project of the Center of Concern , was created to help teachers, social action directors, parish members, campus ministers, and others in leadership roles to meet the challenge of sharing Catholic Social Teaching and bringing greater awareness to social justice issues.

International Gender and Trade Network
A network of feminist gender specialists who provide technical information on gender and trade issues to women's groups, NGOs, social movements, governments, and academic institutions.
Purports itself to be "the most visited conflict resolution web site in the world. "

One World
This searchable site provides an enormous amount of information about global development issues for NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) and other interested parties. The material (from publications of their partner organizations) can be browsed by topic or by country. Also available in French, Dutch, Italian, and German. (LII)

Restorative Justice
a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused or revealed by criminal behaviour. Restorative Justice Online, a service of the Centre for Justice & Reconciliation at Prison Fellowship International, intends to be an "authoritative, credible, non-partisan source of information on restorative justice. " Includes a searchable database of over 5,000 annotated full-text articles on restorative justice, It includes sections devoted to programme creation, operation and evaluation; public policy; and theory. It features an overview of restorative justice use in every region of the world, stories of actual people who have experienced restorative processes, a growing collection of book reviews, and biographical information about some of the key leaders in the restorative justice movement. It also includes materials from a research and design project to consider how restorative justice might be applied to every crime, every victim, and every offender in a community.

U.S. Institute of Peace
Conflict Resolution Resources. Research areas include: Religion, Ethics, and Human Rights, The Rule of Law, and Virtual Diplomacy. Their Peace Agreements Digital Collection contains the full text of agreements signed by the major contending parties ending inter- and intra-state conflicts worldwide since 1989. It is updated regularly. (LII)

United for Peace and Justice
A coalition of national and international peace and justice organizations, community peace centers, and religious/spiritual congregations of all kinds united to "stop the war on Iraq." An index of upcoming activities, mostly in the U.S., is updated daily, and users may submit additions. There are profiles of international activists, links to relevant articles, chat rooms, press statements, and bibliographies of relevant books and resource material.

Victim Offender Mediation Association
(VOMA), an international membership association, supports and assists people and communities working at models of restorative justice. VOMA provides resources, training, and technical assistance in victim-offender mediation, conferencing, circles, and related restorative justice practices.

Witness for Peace
(WFP) is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. WFP’s mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. 


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